OPNsense 19.7.6 released

submited 02 November 2019

LDAP TLS connectivity is now integrated into the system trust store, which ensures that all required root and intermediate certificates will be seen by the connection setup when they have been added to the authorities section. The same is true for trusting self-signed certificates. On top of this, IPsec now supports public key authentication as contributed by Pascal Mathis.

The BSD community linklog
Made a script? Written a blog post? Found a useful tutorial? Share it with the BSD community here or just enjoy what everyone else has found!


17 January 2020
BSD Discord  

There's a new server for BSDs on Discord. Discord itself doesn't seems to have a version for BSD, but you can use browser or mobile version of their app.

The first FreeBSD conference in Australia  

Deb Goodkin and the FreeBSD Foundation graciously organised and chaired a dedicated FreeBSD miniconf at the long-running linux.conf.au event held each year in a different city in Australia and New Zealand.

16 January 2020
Unix keyboard joy | BSD Now 333  

Your Impact on FreeBSD in 2019, Wireguard on OpenBSD Router, Amazon now has FreeBSD/ARM 12, pkgsrc-2019Q4, The Joys of UNIX Keyboards, OpenBSD on Digital Ocean, and more.

[2019] Strategic thinking, or what I think what we need to do to keep FreeBSD relevant  

Presented in the post is the author's opinion about things the FreeBSD project should look at, to stay relevant in the long term. The author have categorized the list of items into (new) code/features, docs, polishing and project infrastructure.

"LPI and BSD Working Together" - G Matthew Rice (LCA 2020)  

With the relaunch of a certification for BSD professionals, the Linux Professional Institute wants to help support and raise awareness of the *BSD projects. Watch the talk and learn what's next for this undertaking and share your ideas in how LPI can make it valuable to the free software community.

OpenBSD Errata: January 17th, 2020 (inteldrmctx)  

Errata patches for the kernel have been released for OpenBSD 6.5 and 6.6. Execution Unit state was not cleared on context switch with Intel Gen9 graphics hardware. Binary updates for the amd64 and i386 platforms are available via the syspatch utility. Source code patches can be found on the respective errata page: https://www.openbsd.org/errata65.html https://www.openbsd.org/errata66.html. As these affect the kernel, a reboot will be needed after patching.

15 January 2020
Running syslog-ng in BastilleBSD  

syslog-ng is a free and open-source implementation of the syslog protocol for Unix and Unix-like systems. Bastille is a container management system for FreeBSD. For this tutorial, they use FreeBSD 12.1.

Another way would be using a prepared syslog-ng template for BastilleBSD.

14 January 2020
FreeNAS 11.3-RC2  

The 11.3 series represent a year-long development and testing effort. In a departure from previous BETA release cycles, this RC has been fully vetted by the iXsystems QA team internally and users should notice a significant improvement in both stability and usability.

Valuable News – 2020/01/13  

The Valuable News weekly series is dedicated to provide summary about news, articles and other interesting stuff mostly but not always related to the UNIX or BSD systems.

GSoC 2019 Final Report: Incorporating the memory-hard Argon2 hashing scheme into NetBSD  

For the final report, the team provides an overview of what changes were made to complete the project.

Working towards LLDB on i386  

NetBSD folks started working on bringing proper i386 support to LLDB. Upstream describes LLDB as a next generation, high-performance debugger. It is built on top of LLVM/Clang toolchain, and features great integration with it. At the moment, it primarily supports debugging C, C++ and ObjC code, and there is interest in extending it to more languages.

(sys)Upgrade encrypted OpenBSD 6.5 to 6.6 on Vultr hosting  

Author runs an OpenBSD instance with encrypted root on Vultr VPS since v6.2. It has never been reinstalled. With 6.5, they used sysupgrade(8), and it went as smooth as expected.

Switching DistroWatch over to FreeBSD - AMA  

Ask Me Anything (AMA) about Distrowatch decision to switch to FreeBSD for their hosting. (Takes place on Reddit)

Improving the ptrace(2) API and preparing for LLVM-10.0  

This month, there have been improvements on the NetBSD ptrace(2) API: removing one legacy interface with a few flaws and replacing it with two new calls with new features, and removing technical debt. As LLVM 10.0 is branching now soon (Jan 15th 2020), they have worked on proper support of the LLVM features for NetBSD 9.0 (today RC1) and NetBSD HEAD (future 10.0).


Official Store for FreeBSD Project and FreeBSD Foundation Branded Swag is now on.

13 January 2020
FreeBSD workshop at SCaLE  

Attending SCaLE? Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:00 to 17:00 you can join full day workshop that will teach you how to install FreeBSD and the ports and packages necessary to get you up and running. You’ll leave the workshop with the knowledge to install and administer a FreeBSD Operating System and know where to go to learn even more about using FreeBSD.

Distrowatch running on FreeBSD  

Distrowatch, website dedicated to talking about, reviewing and keeping up to date with open source operating systems, has been working on a new server last weekend. They are using FreeBSD for their data and hosting needs.

KDE FreeBSD 2020.1  

Start of the year update for KDE on FreeBSD. Good news, we're almost up to date.

BastilleBSD YouTube Channel  

BastilleBSD has a growing number of videos on YouTube explaining and demonstrating what is possible with FreeBSD Jail automation.

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